Lithium pricing news

  • December 2017

    Price Briefing: 15-21 December

    22 December 2017

    Chromite prices remain stable, as do European magnesia markets; Huber announces increases in ATH prices for next year, while Orocobre expects a 25% rise in lithium carbonate contracts for H1 2018. Proposal to delist zircon grades, and Christmas pricing schedule.

  • Orocobre expects 25% rise in H1 2018 lithium contracts

    18 December 2017

    The company aims to deliver a considerable increase in its lithium carbonate contracts compared with the second half of this year.

  • Boom. Boom. Boom.

    14 December 2017

    Twelve months ago I wrote that minerals producers and traders would be glad to see the back of 2016. Of low prices and an oversupplied market. Of few peaks and many troughs. If 2016 was the year of bad news, then 2017 was the year that China limped out.

  • Mineral Resources denies claims of Wodgina DSO lithium product quality issues

    12 December 2017

    Mineral Resources denies that there are problems with the quality of its lithium product and difficulties in processing Wodgina DSO lithium into spodumene concentrate.

  • Price briefing December 1-8

    08 December 2017

    Global iodine market slows down; Zircon prices are set to increase in the first quarter with Tronox and TiZir announcing price rises and 2018 negotiations continuing; Quiet antimony trioxide market shrugs off higher Chinese metal offer prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue magnesia grades; Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue; Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten; BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze; China Southern lowers prices of most rare earths

  • A 21st century lithium rush

    04 December 2017

    Global electric vehicle production growth is stretching the supplies of battery materials needed to make them. Martim Facada looks at the impacts on lithium demand, prices and production

  • Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue

    01 December 2017

    The lithium spot market has been calm this week - the lithium hydroxide monohydrate price moved higher but consumers and producers are largely focused on negotiating prices for next year.

  • Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten

    01 December 2017

    The global lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) market has seen a 10-20% price increase on contracts signed for 2018, while contract durations have shortened due to price uncertainty caused by undersupply in the global market.

  • Price Briefing 24-30 November

    01 December 2017

    Chromite prices firm on low supply; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of potash and phosphate prices; The non-metallurgical chromite market has maintained the high prices reached in previous weeks; Fluorspar prices rise amid tight supply

  • November 2017

    Stronger prices reported in Chinese lithium carbonate

    28 November 2017

    Prices rose in the lithium carbonate market last week in China, while the European and North American markets remained unchanged.

  • Price briefing 17-23 November

    24 November 2017

    Antimony trioxide prices move down on low demand; two of China’s largest producers have reduced their rare earths guidance prices; zircon availability is low; Industrial Minerals launches Chinese domestic grade of lithium hydroxide.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Industrial Minerals launches lithium hydroxide min 56.5% ex-works China prices

    23 November 2017

    Industrial Minerals launches today – Thursday November 23 – two new lithium hydroxide monohydrate min 56.5% LiOH.H2O spot prices ex-works domestic China, yuan/tonne.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 November

    17 November 2017

    Antimony metal prices push up Chinese, domestic European, US antimony trioxide prices; Chinese lithium consumers look to stock up; Chromium ’17: Strong fundamentals support foundry chromite market ; Pricing notice: Discontinuation of several lithium prices

  • Pricing notice: Discontinuation of several lithium prices

    16 November 2017

    Industrial Minerals has discontinued several grades of lithium carbonate and hydroxide.

  • Chinese lithium consumers look to stock up

    13 November 2017

    Lithium consumers seek to stock up in China in anticipation of further increase in carbonate prices.

  • Price Briefing 3-9 November

    10 November 2017

    Fluorspar and antimony prices hold flat, while Chinese lithium prices tick higher.

  • Chinese lithium carbonate import volumes, export prices pick-up mid-summer

    08 November 2017

    Chinese lithium carbonate import volumes and export prices increased mid-summer while lithium hydroxide exports also improved.

  • Lithium, agricultural segments drive FMC Q3 results

    07 November 2017

    FMC's strong third-quarter performance was driven by strong lithium prices and growth in its agricultural solutions segment.

  • Chinese domestic lithium prices climb

    03 November 2017

    Chinese lithium carbonate production and supply remains tight while producers in China say they cannot meet “booming EV demand,” Industrial Minerals reports.

  • Pricing Notice: IM launches new lithium carbonate Chinese domestic prices

    03 November 2017

    IM will begin publishing two new lithium carbonate Chinese domestic prices on a weekly basis, with effect from November 2, 2017.